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Dr. Babar Tasneem Shaikh 

Title: Associate Professor mail B 205 (First Floor)
Disciplines: Health Systems, Health Policy +92-51-9255590-4 ext.102
Research Areas: Health seeking behaviours, Health systems reforms, Health policy, Reproductive health +92-51-9255591
shaikh.babar@gmail.com

Education

  • MBBS
  • MBA
  • MPH Nancy
  • PhD Liverpool
  • FRCP Edinburgh

Teaching

  • Principles of Public health
  • Research Ethics
  • Comparison of International Health care systems
  • Health Service Delivery in Pakistan
  • Financing in Health Care System of Pakistan
  • Health Policy Formulation
  • Health Policy Evolution in  Pakistan
  • Health System Reforms
  • Health Systems Research
  • Social Marketing
  • Social determinants of Health
  • Reproductive health & Gender

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Research and Service Portfolio

Babar Tasneem Shaikh is a medical graduate with postgraduate qualification in public health from Ecole de Sante Publique, Nancy-France, PhD from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine UK, and a Fellowship from Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh-UK.

His niche has been the health systems research (qualitative and quantitative both) in the underprivileged communities and poor population sub groups in the most difficult northern areas of the country, especially in rural Sindh & Punjab, Chitral and Gilgit Baltistan. He has worked extensively for health systems strengthening amidst decentralization, and public private partnership, by renovating and upgrading health facilities, and making these structures earthquake resilient, strengthening information system, building capacity of the health managers, establishing community health revolving fund, and introducing community governance in health system. He has worked with projects funded by bilateral and multilateral donors such as Global Health Canada, USAID, KfW, DFID, France, Italy and Norway etc.

He has secured grants and fellowships secured from World Health Organization, Aga Khan Foundation, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and David & Lucile Packard Foundation. His flagship work on health seeking behaviors, social determinants and health services utilization has got a cutting edge in the field. His research work is extensively disseminated through more than 100 peer reviewed publications in both national and international indexed journals. Besides his articles, he has training manuals, research reports, position papers, monographs and book chapters on Health System of Pakistan on his credit. He has taught health systems & policy at graduate level for over 14 years now. He established the first PhD program in Public health in Pakistan and has initiated the first peer reviewed journal of Public health in the country.

Dr Shaikh has extensive consultancy experience with national and international agencies like USAID, WHO, World Bank, UNICEF, Packard, JSI, MSS, Greenstar, AKF, Future’s Group, TRF, PIDE and LEAD.

Currently, he is serving as Associate Professor at Health Services Academy and Technical Lead Health & Population Think Tank, Ministry of National Health Services, Islamabad.

Book Chapter

  1. Shaikh BT. (2017). Devolution. In: Text Book of Community Medicine/Public Health. Paramount Publishing. Karachi. In Press.
  2. Shaikh, BT. Health Care System in Pakistan. In: Himanshu Sekhar Rout (Ed.)Health Care Systems: A Global Survey. New Century Publications, New Delhi: 2011; pp. 434-454.
  3. Kumar R, Shaikh BT, Ahmed J. Role of Health Management Information System in Disease Reporting: Health Informatics in Pakistan. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken: 2012.
  4. Shaikh BT. Health Seeking Behaviours and Health Service Utilization: Implications for Health System & Policy in Pakistan. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken: 2012.
  5. Kumar R, Hafeez A, Shaikh BT. Job satisfaction amongst public health professionals in public sector of Pakistan. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken: 2012.
  6. Shaikh BT, Azmat SK, Mazhar A. Family Planning and Contraception in Islamic Countries: An annotated bibliography.  Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken: 2012.

Published / In Press papers

  1. Shaikh BT, Rabbani F. District health system- a challenge that still remains. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 2004; 10(1/2):208-214.
  2. Mahmood Q, Rabbani F, Shaikh BT et al. Community health-a case study. NGORC Journal 2003; p 19. http://www.ngorc.org.pk/journal/Archive/Journal-Dec2003.pdf
  3. Shaikh BT et al. Stress management among medical students. Journal of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan 2004; 14(5):306.
  4. Shaikh BT. Health systems research and management: building capacity of district health managers. Journal of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan 2004; 14(7):449.
  5. Shaikh BT et al. Students, stress and coping strategies: a case of Pakistani medical school. Education for Health (Abingdon) 2004; 17(3):346-353.
  6. Shaikh BT. Engendering our health system. Journal of Gender and Social issues 2004; 3(2):11-15.
  7. Shaikh BT, Hatcher J. Health seeking behavior and health services utilization in Pakistan: challenging the policy makers. Journal of Public Health (Oxford). 2005; 27(1):49-54.
  8. Shaikh BT, Rabbani F. Medical education: let’s change the emphases. Journal of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan 2005; 15(3): 189.
  9. Shaikh BT, Hatcher J, Qazi S. Complementary and alternative medicine in Pakistan: prospects and limitations. Journal of Evidence based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2005; 2(2):139-142.
  10. Husain S, Shaikh BT. Stalling the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Pakistan through social marketing. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association 2005; 55 (7): 294-298.
  11. Rabbani F, Shaikh BT et al. Medical education and training: responding to the community needs. Medical Science Monitor 2005; 11(10): SR21-25.
  12. Shaikh BT. Quality of care: an absolute necessity for patient satisfaction. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association 2005; 55(11): 515-516.
  13. Multiple authors, Shaikh BT. The need for research in primary care to solve global health problems. Position paper. The Network for Unity in Health http://www.the-networktufh.org/publications_resources/positioncontent.asp?id=12&t=Position+Papers
  14. Shaikh BT, Rabbani F. Health management information system: a potential tool to gauge patient satisfaction and quality of care. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 2005; 11(1/2):192-198.
  15. Shaikh BT, Kadir MM, Hatcher J. Health care and Public health in South Asia. Public Health 2006; 120(2): 142-144.
  16. Shaikh BT, Deschamps JP. Life in a university residence: issues, concerns and responses. Education for Health (Abingdon) 2006; 19(1): 43-51.
  17. Shaikh BT. The earthquake aftermath in Pakistan: unearthing the most vulnerable. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association 2006; 56(3):146.
  18. Rabbani F, Shaikh BT, Wamala S. Living with globalization: a menace or a chance? Journal of Pakistan Medical Association 2006; 56(4):195-196.
  19. Qureshi N, Shaikh BT. Myths, fallacies and misconceptions: applying social marketing for promoting appropriate health seeking behavior in Pakistan. Anthropology & Medicine 2006; 13(2):131-139.
  20. Shaikh BT, Rabbani F, Rahim M. Health workers for change: a tool for promoting behavior change among health providers. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 2006; 12(3/4):331-339.
  21. Shaikh BT, Rahim ST. Assessing knowledge, exploring needs: a reproductive health survey of adolescents and young adults in Pakistan. European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care 2006; 11(2):132-7.
  22. Shaikh BT, Hatcher J, Haran D. Making healthcare systems more responsive to women in Pakistan. British Medical Journal 2006; 333:971.
  23. Qazi S, Shaikh BT. Social marketing of insecticide treated nets: making a case for Pakistan. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 2007; 13(2): 449-456.
  24. Shaikh BT, Kadir MM, Pappas G. Thirty years of Alma Ata pledges: Is devolution in Pakistan an opportunity for rekindling primary health care? Journal of Pakistan Medical Association 2007; 57(5): 259-261.
  25. Mangrio N, Shaikh BT, Alam MM. Issues and challenges in Expanded Programme on Immunization in Sindh, Pakistan. Journal of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan 2007; 17(5):308-309.
  26. Shaikh BT, Hatcher J. Health seeking behaviour and health services utilization trends in national health survey of Pakistan: What needs to be done? Journal of Pakistan Medical Association 2007; 57(8): 411-414.
  27. Shaikh BT, Reza S, Afzal M, Rabbani, F. Gender sensitization among health providers and communities through transformative learning tools: experiences from Karachi, Pakistan. Education for Health 2007; 7 (online): 118.
  28. Shaikh BT. Reproductive health matters, rather more for adolescents! Journal of Pakistan Medical Association 2007; 57(10): 521-522.
  29. Qureshi N, Shaikh BT. Women empowerment and health: analyzing the role of institutions of power in Pakistan. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 2007; 13(6):1459-1465.
  30. Shaikh BT, Ali RP, Qureshi N, Azam SI. Approach, attitude and attributes of a physician: what do patients look for? Medicine Today 2007; 5(3): 74-77.
  31. Shaikh BT. Developing an equitable and gender sensitive health system for women of reproductive age. Medicine Today 2008; 6(1): 148-151.
  32. Shaikh BT, Haran D, Hatcher J, Azam SI. Studying health seeking behaviours: collecting reliable data, conducting comprehensive analysis. Journal of Biosocial Sciences 2008; 40: 53-68.
  33. Shaikh BT. Understanding social determinants of health seeking behaviours, providing a rational framework for health policy and systems development. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association 2008; 58(1): 33-36.
  34. Mangrio N, Alam MM, Shaikh BT. Is Expanded Programme on Immunization doing enough? Viewpoint of Health workers and Managers in Sindh, Pakistan. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association 2008; 58(2):64-67.
  35. Shaikh BT, Mobeen N, Azam SI, Rabbani F. Using SERVQUAL for assessing and improving patient satisfaction at a rural health facility in Pakistan. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 2008; 14(2): 447-456.
  36. Abrejo FG, Shaikh BT. Social Health Insurance: can we ever make a case for Pakistan? Journal of Pakistan Medical Association 2008; 58(5): 267-270.
  37. Shaikh BT, Haran D, Hatcher J. Where do they go, whom do they consult and why: an ethnographic study on health seeking behaviours in the Northern areas of Pakistan. Qualitative Health Research 2008; 18(6): 747-755.
  38. Shaikh BT. Marching toward the millennium development goals: what about health system, health seeking behaviors and health service utilization in Pakistan? World Health & Population 2008; 10(2): 44-52.
  39. Shaikh BT. Marching toward the millennium development goals: what about health system, health seeking behaviors and health service utilization in Pakistan? Healthcare Quarterly 2008; 11(4):104-10.
  40. Ahmed J, Shaikh BT. Global research collaboration for priority setting in health systems in developing countries. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association 2008; 59(8): 472-473.
  41. Ahmed J, Shaikh BT. An all time low budget for health care in Pakistan. Journal of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan 2008; 18(6): 388-391.
  42. Shaikh BT, Haran D, Hatcher J. Women’s social position and health seeking behaviors: Is healthcare system accessible and responsive in Pakistan? Healthcare for Women International 2008; 29 (8/9): 945-
  43. Abrejo FG, Shaikh BT, Saleem S. ICPD to MDGs: the missing links and the common grounds. BMC Reproductive Health 2008; 5:4.
  44. Abrejo FG, Shaikh BT, Rizvi N. ‘And they kill me, only because I am a girl’…A review of sex selective abortions in South Asia. European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care 2009; 14(1):10-
  45. Ahmed J, Shaikh BT. The many faces of supplier induced demand in health Iranian Journal of Public health 2009; 38 (2):139-141.
  46. Ejaz I, Shaikh BT. Social marketing for early neonatal care: saving newborn lives in Pakistan. World Health & Population 2010; 11(3): 18-24.
  47. Rabbani F, Jafri SMW, Abbas F, Shah M, Azam SI, Shaikh BT, Brommels M, Tomson G. Designing a balanced scorecard for a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan: A modified Delphi group exercise. International Journal of Health Planning and Management 2010; 25 (1): 74-90.
  48. Shaikh BT, Rabbani F, Safi N, Dawar Z. Contracting of primary health care services in Pakistan: is up-scaling a pragmatic thinking? Journal of Pakistan Medical Association 2010; 60(5): 387-389.
  49. Shaikh BT. Unmet need for family planning in Pakistan-PDHS 2006-7: It’s time to re-examine déjà vu. Open Access Journal of Contraception 2010; 1: 113-118.
  50. Ejaz I, Shaikh BT, Rizvi N. NGOs and government partnership for health systems strengthening: A qualitative study presenting viewpoints of government, NGOs and donors in Pakistan. BMC Health Services Research 2011; 11(1):122.
  51. Shaikh BT, Haran D. Treating common illnesses among children under 5 years: a portrayal of health seeking behaviors and practices in the Northern areas of Pakistan. World Health & Population. 2011; 12(4):24-34.
  52. Ahmed J, Shaikh BT. The state of affairs at primary health care facilities in Pakistan: where is the state’s stewardship?. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 2011; 17(7): 619-623.
  53. Shaikh BT. Do we need to be skeptical about Millennium Development Goals? Pakistan Journal of Public Health 2011; 1(1):56-58.
  54. Yasir I, Shaikh BT. Use of evidence for decision making: A qualitative exploratory study on MNCH Program, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Public Health 2011; 1(1):6-10.
  55. Azmat SK, Bilgrami M, Shaikh BT, Mustafa G, Hameed W. Perceptions, interpretations and implications of abortions: A qualitative enquiry among the legal community of Pakistan. European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care. 2011; 17 (2): 155-163.
  56. Shaikh BT. What determines health? An aide memoire for health professionals. Journal of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad 2011; 23(3): 1-2.
  57. Abrejo FG, Shaikh BT. Reproductive health from ICPD to MDGs: A qualitative enquiry from Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Public health 2012; 2(1):4-9.
  58. Azmat SK, Shaikh BT, Hammed W, Bilgrami M, Mustafa G, Ali M, Hussain W, Ahmad A. Rates of IUCD discontinuation and its associated factors among clients of a social franchising network in Pakistan. BMC Women’s Health 2012,12:8.
  59. Azmat SK, Bilgrami M, Shaikh BT, Mustafa G, Hameed W. Delivering post-abortion care through a community based reproductive health volunteers program in Pakistan. Journal of Biosocial Science 2012; June:1-13.
  60. Shafiq Y, Shaikh BT, Kumar R. Availability and affordability of essential medicines: effects on health seeking behavior and health service utilization of mothers of children under 5 in Karachi. Journal of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad 2012; 23(1): 132-138.
  61. Kumar R, Shaikh BT, Chandio AK, Ahmed J. Role of Health Management Information System in disease reporting at a rural district of Sindh. Pakistan Journal of Public Health 2012; 2(2): 10-12.
  62. Shaikh BT. Strengthening health system with key strategies in the post devolution times in Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Public Health 2012; 2(2): 43-46.
  63. Naseer M, Zahidie A, Shaikh BT. Determinants of patient’s satisfaction with health care system in Pakistan: A critical review. Pakistan Journal of Public Health 2012; 2(2): 56-61.
  64. Baig MA, Shaikh BT. Disease Surveillance System: a must conduit for effective control of infectious diseases in Pakistan. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health 2012; 24: 586-594.
  65. Mazhar A, Shaikh BT. Reforms in Pakistan: Decisive times for improving maternal and child health. Healthcare Policy 2012; 8(1): 24-32.
  66. Shaikh BT, Alizai AA. Confronting the challenge of improving routine immunization in Pakistan: the need and importance of health systems research. Pakistan Journal of Public Health 2012; 2(3): 4-9.
  67. Sami N, Shaikh BT. Leadership in Family Planning & Reproductive health: a university based capacity building and networking initiative in Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Public Health 2012; 2(4): 47-52.
  68. Kumar R, Ahmad J, Shaikh BT, Hafeez R, Hafeez A. Job satisfaction among public health professionals working in public sector: A cross sectional study from Pakistan. Human Resources for Health 2013; 11:2.
  69. Khan A, Shaikh BT. An all time low utilization of IUCDs as birth spacing methods: A qualitative descriptive study in District Rawalpindi. BMC Reproductive Health 2013; 10:10.
  70. Shaikh BT, Mazhar A, Khan SA, Hafeez A. Social protection strategies and health financing to safeguard Reproductive Health for the poor: making a case for Pakistan. Journal of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad 2011; 23(4): 126-130.
  71. Azmat SK, Mustafa G, Hameed W, Asghar J, Ahmed A, Shaikh BT. Social franchising and vouchers to promote long-term methods of family planning in rural Pakistan: a qualitative stocktaking with stakeholders. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association 2013; 63(4) (Suppl 3): S46-53.
  72. Shaikh BT, Azmat SK, Mazhar A. Family Planning and Contraception in Islamic Countries: A critical review of the literature. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association 2013; 63(4):S67-72.
  73. Shaikh BT, Ejaz I, Mazhar A, Hafeez A. Resource allocation in health sector in Pakistan: a critical appraisal and a way forward. World Health & Population 2013; 14(3): 22-31.
  74. Kumar R, Ahmed J, Shaikh BT, Khan Z, Mursalin S, Chandio AK. Assessment of Human Resource Information System and its use at operational and strategic levels in Pakistan. BMC Health Informatics & Decision Making 2013; 13:104.
  75. Azmat SK, Shaikh BT, Bilgrami M, Hammed W, Mustafa G, Hussain W, Asghar J, Ali M, Ahmed A. Impact of social franchising on contraceptive use when complemented by vouchers: a quasi-experimental study in rural Pakistan. PLoS One 2013; 8(9): e74260.
  76. Kumar R, Gorar ZA, Ahmed J, Ali Z, Chandio AK, Magan M, Ahmed N, Shaikh BT, Somrongthong R. Assessment of health care waste management practices and knowledge among health care workers working at tertiary care setting of Pakistan. Journal of Health Research 2013; 27(4).
  77. Noorani QA, Azam SI, Shaikh BT, Ranasinghe T, Abbas S, Wali S, Rippey P, Javed W. Role of Community Based Savings Groups (CBSGs) in enabling greater utilization of Community Midwives in Chitral District of Pakistan. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013; 13:185.
  78. Wazir S, Shaikh BT, Ahmed A. National Program for Family Planning and Primary Health Care Pakistan: A SWOT analysis. BMC Reproductive Health 2013;10:60.
  79. Kumar R, Somrongthong R, Shaikh BT. Knowledge, attitude and practices of health staff regarding infectious waste handling of tertiary care health facilities at metropolitan city of Pakistan. Journal of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad 2013; 25(1-2): 109-112.
  80. Mateen A, Shaikh BT, Kumar R. How accessible are the emergency obstetrics care services? A cross sectional study in district Neelum, Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Journal of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad 2013; 25(1-2):194-7.
  81. Shaikh BT, Ejaz I, Khan D, Shafiq Y. Political and economic unfairness in health system of Pakistan: A hope with the recent reforms. Journal of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad 2013; 25(1-2):198-203.
  82. Lendvay A, Otieno-Masaba R, Azmat SK, Wheeless A, Hameed W, Shaikh BT, Kuria S, Steiner M, Chen M, Feldblum PJ. Effectiveness, Safety and Acceptability of Sino-implant (II) During First Year of Use: Results from Kenya and Pakistan. Contraception 2014; 89: 197-203.
  83. Rizvi N, Khan KS, Shaikh BT. Gender: Shaping Women’s Personality, Lives and Health in Pakistan. BMC Women Health 2014; 14(1):53.
  84. Rehman A, Shaikh BT, Ronis KA. Health care seeking patterns and out of pocket payments for children under five years of age living in urban slums, Islamabad. International Journal for Equity in Health 2014; 13:30.
  85. Azmat SK, Hameed W, Lendvay A, Shaikh BT, Mustafa G, Siddiqui MA, Brohi S, Karim A, Ishaque M, Bilgrami M, Feldblum PJ. Rationale, design and cohort enrolment of a prospective observational study of the clinical performance of the new contraceptive implant Femplant in Pakistan: a study protocol. International Journal of Women’s Health 2014; 6: 573-583.
  86. Sana T, Zahidie A, Ahsan A, Kazi A, Shaikh BT. A case study of outsourced primary healthcare services in Sindh, Pakistan: Is this a real reform? BMC Health Services Research 2014; 14:277.
  87. Zafar S, Shaikh BT. Only systems thinking can improve family planning program in Pakistan: A descriptive qualitative study. International Journal of Health Policy & Management 2014; 3(7): 393-398.
  88. Shaikh BT, Khan S, Maab A, Amjad S. Emerging role of traditional birth attendants in mountainous terrain of Chitral District, Pakistan. BMJ Open 2014; 4(11): e006238
  89. Abdullah MA, Shaikh BT. Confusion and denial: Need for systems thinking to understand the HIV epidemic in Pakistan. Journal of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad 2014; 26(3): 396-400.
  90. Shaikh BT. Sustaining the stride of health agenda beyond 2015 in post MDGs scenario: A projected roadmap for the developing countries. Journal of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad 2014; 26(4): 640-3.
  91. Abdullah MA, Mukhtar F, Gillani I, Wazir MS, Gorar Z, Shaikh BT. The health workforce crisis in Pakistan: a critical review and the way forward. World Health & Population 2014; 15(3):4-12.
  92. Noureen N, Kumar R, Shaikh BT. Knowledge about Hepatitis B vaccination among women of child bearing age in rural district of Punjab, Pakistan. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 2015; 21(2): 22-26.
  93. Kumar R, Samrongthong R, Shaikh BT. Effectiveness of intensive healthcare waste management training model among health professionals at teaching hospitals of Pakistan: A quasi-experimental study. BMC Health Services Research 2015; 15:81.
  94. Abdullah MA, Shaikh BT. Review of HIV response in Pakistan using a system thinking framework. Global Health Action 2015; 8:25820.
  95. Kumar R, Shaikh BT, Somrongthong R, Chapman R. Infectious waste management is a challenge-A qualitative descriptive study from tertiary care hospitals in Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences 2015; 31(4):795-798.
  96. Shaikh BT. Private sector in health care delivery: A reality and a challenge in Pakistan. Journal of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad 2015; 27(2):496-8.
  97. Shaikh BT. Health Systems Research in Pakistan: Issues, challenges and way forward. Journal of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad 2015; 27(2): 257-258.
  98. Mehboob G, Shaikh BT. A systematic review of output-based aid for the reproductive health services in developing countries: making a case for Pakistan. Journal of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad 2015; 27(3): 695-701.
  99. Sultana N, Shaikh BT. Low utilization of postnatal care: searching the window of opportunity to save mothers and newborns lives in Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan. BMC Research Notes 2015; 8: 645.
  100. Rabbani F, Shaikh BT, Mazhar MA. Role of development partners in Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (MNCH) programming in the post reform times: A descriptive qualitative study from Pakistan. BMJ Open 2015; 5: e008665.
  101. Shaikh BT. Development without human development. Journal of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad 2016; 28(2): 217-218.
  102. Mazhar MA, Shaikh BT. Constitutional reforms in Pakistan: Turning around the picture of health sector in Punjab province. Journal of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad 2016; 28(2): 386-91.
  103. Naveed Z, Shaikh BT, Nawaz MA. Induced Abortions: Expositions, destinations and repercussions-A qualitative descriptive study in District Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Journal of Biosocial Science 2016; 48(5):631-
  104. Qamar FN, Zaman U, Quadri F, Khan A, Shaikh BT, et al. Predictors of diarrheal mortality and patterns of caregiver health seeking behavior in Karachi, Pakistan. Journal of Global Health 2016; 6(2): 1-7.
  105. Basharat S, Shaikh BT. Primary oral health care: A missing link of public health in Pakistan. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 2016; 22(9): 703-6.
  106. Basharat S, Shaikh BT. Polio immunization in Pakistan: Ethical Issues and Challenges. Public Health Reviews. 2016. In Press.
  107. Shaikh BT, Hamid S, Hafeez A. Stillbirths: what can be done to confront an invisible public health problem in Pakistan? Journal of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad. 2016. In Press.
  108. Shaikh BT, Noorani Q, Abbas S. Community Based Saving Groups: An innovative approach to overcome the financial barriers in health care seeking by the women in the rural remote communities of Pakistan. BMJ Global Health. Under review.
  109. Sand A, Kumar R, Shaikh BT, Rai D, Hafeez A. Sever acute malnutrition among children under five years in a rural remote setting: A cross sectional study from Sindh province, Pakistan. BMC Public Health. 2016. Under review.
  110. Shaikh BT, Hamid S, Hafeez A, Michelle T, Mallick M. Capacity building on ‘Health Diplomacy’: A training experience from Pakistan. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal Under review.

Honours And Awards

  • Scholarship of Société Française d’Exportation des Ressources Educatives-Government of France for MPH in France. 1998-99.
  • Fellowship from Hesketh-Leverhulme Memorial Fund for PhD at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine UK. 2004-2008.
  • Aga Khan University Dean’s Scholarship for PhD studies. 2004-2008.

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